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Second Prisma Illya OAD Scheduled

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Prisma Illya OAD 2 announcement

The sixth collected volume of Type-Moon and Hiroshi Hiroyama’s magical girl manga Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! will be released on April 25, 2015, in a limited edition that includes a bonus Blu-ray. The manga series’ fourth collected volume was released this past March in an edition that included the franchise’s first OAD. The Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! television series premiered last week.

Source: Anime News Network

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Second Dragon Ball Revival Movie Announced

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has revealed that he is now developing a new Dragon Ball movie for release next year. Toriyama is personally writing the script and drawing new character designs for the film which he promises will have more action and more humor than last year’s “Battle of Gods” movie. The film will be set following the events of the 2013 “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” movie.

Source: Anime News Network

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Jump Special Anime Festa Films Announced

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Shueisha has confirmed that this year’s touring “Jump Special Anime Festa” publicity event will feature exclusive screenings of new short anime films based on the Assassination Classroom, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Gintama, Haikyu!!, Naruto Shippuden, and World Trigger manga series. The touring publicity event will make stops in Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka from November 9-16.

Source: Anime News Network

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Warner Hires New Screenwriter for Akira

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Deadline reports that Dante Harper, the screeenwriter that adapted Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need is Kill into the first-draft screenplay for the Doug Liman-directed film Edge of Tomorrow, is now working on the script for Appian Way, Mad Chance, and Warner Bros.’ planned live-action Akira film, based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s modern classic cyberpunk adventure manga. Deadline also mentions that Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra, who left development of the Akira film in 2012 to work on other movies, is now back as the film’s director again. Warner Bros. shut down pre-production of the Akira movie in early 2012 to allow time for major script and budget revisisions.

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Funimation Acquires Bayonetta Movie

Friday, June 20th, 2014

FUNimation has secured the domestic distribution rights to Gonzo’s 2013 feature film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, based on the Platinum Games action/shooting game franchise.

Source: Anime News Network

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Discotek Announces Additional License Rescues

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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Discotek has revealed its license rescues of the 2000 Ayashi no Ceres and 1997 Recca no Honoo television series. Viz Media previously distributed both titles on domestic DVD. The 24-episode “Ceres, Celestial Legend” and 42-episode “Flame of Recca” series will be released in bilingual DVD sets next year.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V to Air Internationally Next Year

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Konami’s media distributor 4K Media has revealed that the currently airing Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television series will premiere internationally in the spring or summer of 2015.

4K Media has also announced that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film is now in development in Japan.

Source: Anime News Network

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Isuca Anime in Development

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Isuca anime announcement

Kadokawa Shoten has formally announced the development of an anime based on Osamu Takahashi’s supernatural action manga Isuca. The ongoing manga premiered in 2009; its fifth collected volume will be released on June 30. The story revolves around a teen boy who works part time as a housekeeper. When he accidentally releases a monster into the world, he partners with his female employer, who happens to be a monster hunter, to capture the loose creature.

Source: Anime News Network

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Selector Infected Wixoss Second Season Announced

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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This week’s 12th and final episode of the Selector Infected Wixoss bishoujo suspense hobby anime concluded with an announcement that a second season will premiere this fall.

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Feature Length Shinra Bansho ONA Announced

Friday, June 20th, 2014

On June 29 niconico will stream a feature-length Original Net Anime based on Bandai’s Shinra Bansho Choco ~Tenchinmei no Shou~ line of chocolate candy with collectable cards. The web feature based on the latest series of cards will commemorate the Shinra Bansho franchise’s 10th anniversary.

Bandai released an original anime web ad for the “Tenchinmei no Shou” series cards last March:

Source: Anime News Network

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Next Naruto Game to Include Bonus Movie

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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CyberConnect2′s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Narutimate Storm Revolution (“Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution”) will be releaesed in Japan on September 11. Japanese consumers that pre-order the game will receive a bonus home video copy of last fall’s “Naruto Shippuden: Sunny Side Battle!!!” Jump Super Anime Tour short movie.

Source: Anime News Network

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Discotek Reveals Multiple Acquisitions

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Discotek has formally announced a selection of new title acquisitions: Itazura na Kiss, Shin Mazinger Z Impact, Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Zombie-Loan.

The 25-episode Itazura na Kiss TV series based on the manga by the late Kaoru Tada aired in 2008. Discotek will release the series on subtitled DVD.

The 26-episode “Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen” television series aired in 2009. Discotek will release the “reimagining” of Go Nagai’s 1972 Mazinger Z manga on subtitled DVD next year.

US Renditions released the first 17 episodes of the 1983 35-episode Super Dimension Century Orguss television series on bilingual VHS. ImaginAsian Entertainment then released the complete series on domestic limited edition subtitled DVD, including the existing English dubs for episodes 1-17, in 2007. Discotek will re-release ImaginAsian’s release next year.

The 2007 13-episode Zombie-Loan TV series based on the manga by Peach-Pit will be released in a subtitled DVD set on September 30.

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Shin Strange+ Teaser Released

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A teaser trailer announcing a second season of the Strange+ anime television series has appeared online. First series character designer Hiroyuki Furukawa will character design and direct the second season, titled “Shin Strange+”. The second season of the slapstick detective anime, based on the manga by Verno Mikawa, will premiere next month.

Source: Anime News Network

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Kofuku Graffiti Anime Announced

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Kofuku Graffiti anime announcement

Publisher Houbunsha has announced the development of an anime TV series based on Makoto Kawai’s four-panel manga Kofuku Graffiti (Happy Cooking Graffiti). The ongoing manga series that launched in 2012 stars a high school girl who makes friends with the help of her excellent cooking skills.

Source: Anime News Network

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High School DxD Third Season Announced

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Publisher Fujimi Shobo has announced that the anime adaptation of Ichiei Ishibumi’s High School DxD light novel series will continue into a third TV season. The first two seasons of the supernatural harem action/comedy aired in 2012 & 2013.

Source: Anime News Network

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